SACRAMENTO – On the eve of Christmas, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has granted 127 pardons.
The individuals granted pardons all completed their sentences and have
been released from custody for more than a decade without further
Individuals who have been convicted of a crime in California may apply
to the Governor for a pardon. Most applicants for a pardon have obtained
a Certificate of Rehabilitation, which is an order from a superior
court declaring that a person convicted of a crime is now rehabilitated.
A gubernatorial pardon may be granted to people who have demonstrated
exemplary behavior and have lived productive and law-abiding lives
following their conviction. Pardons are not granted unless they are
When a pardon is granted, the California Department of Justice and the
Federal Bureau of Investigation are notified so that they may update
their records on the applicant. The pardon is filed with the Secretary
of State and the Legislature, and it is a public record.
Copies of all 127 gubernatorial pardons can be found here. Additional information on pardons can be found here.